Crispus Attucks Playground
Classon Ave. bet. Fulton St. and Lefferts Pl.
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This playground is named for Crispus Attucks (c. 1723-1770), an African American killed in the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. Unfortunately, historians know little about Attucks’s early life. They believe that he was a runaway slave of mixed African and Native American descent from Framingham, Massachusetts, who spent more than 20 years working on ships sailing from Boston.
Learn about the trials and triumphs of the black experience in the United States and how New York City honors black history in our parks today.